Vote — Nov 30, 2015 5:36 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed 79/7
Sep 24, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on November 13, 1997 but was never passed by the House.
Senator from South Carolina
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Last Updated: Jan 27, 1998
Length: 26 pages
A bill to establish a National Ocean Council, a Commission on Ocean Policy, and for other purposes.
Oceans Act of 1997 - Directs the President to develop and maintain a coordinated, comprehensive, and long-range national policy, consistent with U.S. international obligations, on ocean and coastal activities and, ... Read more >
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The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 959 (106th).
Reintroduced Bill — Enacted — Signed by the President
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2327 (106th).
This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1213”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.
There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 7, 2000
Last Action: Sep 15, 1998
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S. 1213 — 105th Congress: Oceans Act of 1997. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/s1213
“S. 1213 — 105th Congress: Oceans Act of 1997.” www.GovTrack.us. 1997. November 30, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/s1213>
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